Monday, July 26, 2010

Suggest an Article for My Students

They'll only be my students for one guest lecture. They are students in a business masters who are taking an environmental economics class. The textbook for the class is undergrad level and a bit old (they cover the whole book in 3 weeks). I need an overview article about global trends in energy, pollution, climate change, biodiversity, the more the merrier over the last decade at least to supplement/update it. Lots of pretty charts would be great. Any suggestions?


  1. I can think of two articles in JEP 2009:

    Barrett, Scott 2009. "The Coming Global Climate-Technology Revolution." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 23(2): 53–75.

    Tol, Richard S. J. 2009. "The Economic Effects of Climate Change." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 23(2): 29–51.

    The references in these two articles would be helpful too.

  2. Thanks Sriram. The course coordinator actually already has Barrett's article on the reading list. So it's not what I'm really looking for. When I last taught environmental economics I used a special issue of Scientific American from 2005 and of Science from 2003 to set the scene about global trends. Was wondering if there were any newer similar articles. I can easily find articles on individual trends. Looking for a state of the world one. Will check out the Tol paper.